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Experiences over Things

Earlier this year, Matt and I decided that we wanted to have ‘experiences’ over gifts this holiday season.  We started by going to Alaska to surprise his family (and boy were they surprised!) and now that it’s December – we have planned a holiday activity for every night that Matt has off and/or the weekend.  So far our list consists of:

– Leavenworth (Christmastown a few hours from home)
– Holiday Lights at Enchanted Village w/ rides
– Melrose Grill (we always do a fancy Christmas dinner together)
– Scrooge the Musical
– Book of Mormon play
– Hosting Christmas Eve dinner for my family

& it all started because of this quote written by yours truly below —


It feels good to do things and to spend money on experiences that don’t add to the overall ‘stuff’ in our home.  I’m also trying to be more diligent about photos and where I put them and save them, and actually getting them printed.  We’ve done a hundred and one things together and it’s too easy to not relish in the memory when they photos are suddenly removed and life just goes on.  Goal for next year?  Maybe. :)

PS – The lettering artwork is downloadable.  Just right click to save as!